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Dutch East Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 84 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$18
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Dutch East cuisine is a unique combination of uncomplicated bistro fare with healthy portions perfectly presented. Our menu blends modern steakhouse classics with a contemporary bistro style. We take inspiration from Cape Malay, eastern and traditional south African flavours
Reviewed 24 September 2013

The food was very good and the staff were friendly. But the service was extremely slow so be prepared to wait. Huge burger, couldn't get my mouth around it so had to cut it to eat it.

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Thank Miriam D
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

Small restaurant situated on the main street in Franschhoek. Warm welcoming atmosphere. The staff were all very friendly and the menu offers good old fashioned wholesome farm style food. Portions are generous and good value for money.

Thank LizC312612
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

A unpretentious gem in Franschhoek. Great food coupled with a nicely laid out restaurant and friendly staff. Above all else though is chef Jonathan's food - once you have been to eat here you will come again. The food is good - it is that simple. Love the roast duck with Chinese 5 spice sauce. The chocolate fondant is a fabulous desert. The menu is extensive and should cater for all tastes - the wine list is good and complements the food on offer. The price range is competitive - not the usual overpriced Franschhoek eatery. Cannot wait to visit again.

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Thank Peter M
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

This restaurant serves a variety of great food. On a cold winter's evening the fireplace makes this the place to be. You can also sit outside when the weather allows for it. Then it is great to do people watching as it is located on the main street.

A wide variety of the local area's wine farms compliment the dishes and save some space for desert.

Thank BebeSA
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

Last week we were in Franschhoek on our biannual pilgrimage to "paradise" and discovered one of the Main Road restaurants had changed hands and brands since our last visit. Dutch East is now a going concern in the village. The changes inside the restaurant are entertaining and add to the experience. The staff is great providing the kind of welcome that makes you feel at home. The food was good quality and good value. The wine selection is more than ample. In fact, we enjoyed our first visit so much we found out way back to Dutch East during the week for "take two." All the best to Dutch East and we'll see you again in January 2014.

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Thank TravelingWriter001
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